Safely managing medical waste disposal should not be the contentious point it often is when communities are called on to allow facilities to open in their midst. With the tight regulation that is standard in the United States these facilities are very unlikely to pose much of any sort of ecological threat to surrounding areas. In many cases, due to reducing the trip length for said area’s regulated medical waste they can often make the area safer.
What is more than that, and it may seem garish to discuss bottom line economics in the face of this sort of event, these facilities can create meaningful well paying jobs that can help bolster the middle class and immediately improve a local economy. No one is hoping to put a faulty medical waste management plant anywhere, so fighting tooth and nail to keep them out of our communities seems misguided at best.
In these difficult time handling medical waste is a reality as is helping get the economy back on track. With that in mind it is nearly mind boggling to consider that people would try and fight such clear progress making its way into our communities. Next time your area is chosen land on the right side.